Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is donating $100,000 to be distributed between the El Paso Community Foundation's El Paso Shooting Victims' Fund and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation's El Paso Victims Relief Fund. The gift is intended to support the many victims of the mass shooting which recently shook the US-Mexico border region, which includes the city of El Paso as well as the surrounding counties in southern New Mexico. Sunland Park, New Mexico borders the city of El Paso, Texas.
“As a part of the greater El Paso area, we feel very connected to this close-knit community,” said Ethan Linder, director of marketing for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. “Many of our employees and most of our visitors live in El Paso, so we've all really been impacted by this terrible tragedy. That's why we didn't think twice about making this donation that will go to help our friends and neighbors.”
Linder added that in the coming days and weeks, Sunland Park will be announcing plans for a benefit event to help raise additional funds to assist those affected by the shooting which took place in El Paso Saturday, Aug. 3.